Saturday, August 13, 2016

Review: Say Her Name by James Dawson.


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 Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of Bloody Mary: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear... But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? 
Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror - five days - but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before... A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted 'Queen of Teen' author James Dawson. From: Goodreads.

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Rating: 5/5! – Favorite.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: I.D. by Emma Rios.

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A dystopian tale that analyzes the conflict between perception and identity through the struggle of three people who consider a 'body transplant' as a solution to their lives.
Get this book/ebook from: Amazon, B&N, Kobo or The Book depository.

Rating: 3/5.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Book blitz: Remember Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram & giveaway.



 Title: Remember Jamie Baker.
 Author: Kelly Oram: Website, blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.
 Series: Jamie Baker.
 Publisher: Bluefields.
 Publication date: June 10th, 2016.
 Get the ebook/book/audiobook from: Amazon, Audible, B&N, The Book Depository or Kobo.

Remember Jamie Baker is the explosive and long awaited conclusion to the Jamie Baker trilogy. 
Plagued by memory loss, Jamie Baker searches high and low for the answers to who she is, where she comes from, and why she’s able to do things other humans can’t. A not-so-simple task when she’s hiding from the people responsible for her amnesia—an evil scientific research company that wants to capture her at any cost. 
When Jamie’s quest for the truth reveals a devastating betrayal from the one person she thought she could trust, she’s forced to team up with a secret military organization in order to ensure her safety and stop Visticorp’s horrific human experimenting once and for all.

From: Goodreads.
Excerpts from the book:


“I call it my Me notebook. It’s everything I’ve learned about myself since my memory restarted.”
“Sarcastic, volatile, not a morning person, emotional, impatient…” Ryan laughed and held out his hand to me. “Give me your pen.”
“Why? What are you going to write?”
“I could add a million things to this list, but for now I’d settle even one positive personality trait. You’re always so pessimistic.”
I snorted. “Pessimistic is not a positive trait.”
“Just give me your pen before I have to add stubborn.”
I smirked as I held out the pen. “That one’s already on there.”
“It’s worth repeating.”


He shook his head, chuckling and relaxing as his confidence grew. “You defend yourself when you have to, but you won’t torture me. You’re a hero type. A do-gooder. You’re always so worried about hurting people with your powers.”
I thought about his words and then grabbed his hands. Startled, he tried to pull back and glared when he couldn’t escape my iron grip. “What do you think you’re doing?”
I gave him my own evil smirk. “Guess you don’t know me as well as you thought you did.”
His eyes narrowed on mine, then snapped wide open. He glanced at my hands on his again. “You won’t,” he hissed, but his voice wasn’t so confident anymore.
“You’re right that I’m a do-gooder type. But I’m not as angelic as you think. I’m really more concerned with not hurting innocent people. You…eh…” I shrugged. “As long as you live, I’m okay with a little pain since it will get me what I need.”



I gasped, shocked, and my eyes fell to his arm and the round scar I’d seen their earlier. A bullet wound. I looked at Ryan, and he surprised me even more by grinning. “That’s right, I took a bullet for you, babe.”
“You…” My voice trailed off as I tried to get a grip on the sudden swell of emotions raging inside me. Guilt, gratitude, horror…take your pick. I felt them all.
Ryan squeezed my hand. “That’s a good reason to promote a guy to boyfriend status, don’t you think?”
He was joking about this? He was shot, and he wanted to joke about our relationship? Was he for real?
“Don’t fall for it, Angel,” Johnny G teased. “It was barely a flesh wound. It didn’t even hit anything vital. I’ve been shot twice myself. It’s really not that bad.”

About the the Jamie Baker trilogy:

Most superhero stories start with a meteor shower or a nasty insect bite, but mine actually starts with a kiss." The Jamie Baker series is an electrifying superhero origin story about a girl with extraordinary powers and the irresistible guy who helps her learn to control them.

About the Author:



Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent.

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Title: With All My Soul.

Author: Rachel Vincent: website, blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

Series: Soul Screamers #7.

Publisher: MIRA Ink (UK).

Publication date: April 1st, 2013 (UK).

Source: Bought.

Format: E-book.

Date read: December 28th, 2013.

Rating: 5/5!

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What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It’s time to kick some hellion butt… After not-really-surviving her junior year (after all, she did die), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity and the rest on each other. And so she—and her gang— make plans to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever. But then she meets Wrath. And Kaylee realizes that she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been. Especially when one more person she loves is taken….

From: Goodreads.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Vicious by Sara Shepard.

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Title: Vicious.

Author: Sara Shepard: website, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

Series: Pretty Little Liars #16.

Publisher:

Publication date: December 3rd, 2014.

Source: Bought.

Format: e-book.

Date read: January 6th, 2015.

Rating: 5/5- favorite!

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In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, reporters are lined up outside the historic courthouse, typing furiously at their iPhones with freshly manicured nails. Because the trial of the century is happening right here in Rosewood: the four pretty little liars have been accused of killing Alison DiLaurentis. Only Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily know that they've been framed. Ali is still out there, laughing as she watches the girls go down for her murder. But when your nickname includes the word "liar," no one believes you're telling the truth. . . .

Aria tries to run away from it all but finds that life on the lam is even harder than life as a liar. Spencer gets in touch with someone who can help her disappear--but when a guy from her past reemerges, Spencer no longer knows what she wants. Hanna decides that she'll hear wedding bells chime before she serves time. And in the face of prison, Emily does something truly drastic--something that will change her friends' lives forever.

As the trial goes on and the outcome looks grim, the girls are in their darkest hour yet.

But maybe they can finally figure out how to beat Ali at her own game. Because once upon a time, she was just a pretty little liar too.

From: Goodreads.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Review and blog tour stop: Saving Raine by Frederick Lee Brooke.

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 Title: Saving Raine.

 Author: Frederick Lee Brooke: website, blog, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

 Series: The Drone Wars #1.

 Publisher: Smashwords Edition.

 Publication date: December 15th 2013.

 Source: From publicist.

 Format: e-book.

 Date read: Today, November 21st, 2014.

 Rating: 4.5/5 stars.

 Get the e-book/book/audiobook from: Amazon, Audible,B&N, The Book Depository or Kobo.

"Matt, Raine went to California because her parents thought it was safe. It’s not.

You’ve got to get her out as soon as possible. She could die, Matt."

When 19-year-old Matt Carney gets a cryptic message from his father telling him to

go to California and save his girlfriend, Raine, he doesn't hesitate—he grabs his AK-

47, revs up his blue pickup, and gets ready to make the 2,300-mile roadtrip.

But cross-country travel in 2021 isn't easy—or, sometimes, even possible. The U.S.

has become a near-military state: 17,000 checkpoints severely restrict interstate

movement, Predator drones target innocent civilians without cause, and explosions

rock cities daily. Matt and his stepbrother, Benjy, face deadly attacks from a corrupt

government, ruthless local law enforcement, and bloodthirsty terrorist groups as

they embark on their trek. They're about to find out that their trip is much more

than a private journey, and their success could change the face of the country—forever.

Can Matt and Benjy outrun the drone missiles raining down on their heads? Can

they avoid assassination by government officials hell-bent on taking over what little

is left of the country? Can they outsmart the deadly schemes set in motion against

them?

Break the rules.

Save the girl.

He only gets one chance before she's gone forever.

From: Goodreads.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Mini reviews: Pretty Little Liars 13-15: Crushed, Deadly and Toxic.

Mini reviews

This is a new type of reviews where I don’t have time to write a full review or it has been a long time since I read the books that I can’t review them fully and each with its own review post.

These mini reviews will have the things I loved, the things I hated and the rating of the book. If you want a full review on any of the following books, just let me know and I’ll re-read them and review them for you :).

This post will have mini reviews of:

- Pretty Little Liars #13: Crushed.

- Pretty Little Liars #14: Deadly.

- Pretty Little Liars #15: Toxic.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Review: Burned by Sara Shepard.

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 Title: Ruthless.

 Author: Sara Shepard: website, Facebook, Twitter and  Goodreads.

 Series: Pretty Little Liars #12.

 Publisher: HarperTeen.

 Publication date: December 4th 2012.

 Source: Bought.

 Format: e-book.

 Date read: June 21st, 2014.

 Rating: 5/5 stars! – Favorite.

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It's spring break, and the pretty little liars are trading in Rosewood for a cruise vacation. They want nothing more than to sail into the tropical sunset and leave their troubles behind for one blissful week. But where Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna go, A goes, too. From scuba diving to tanning on the upper deck, A is there, soaking up all their new secrets.
Emily is smooching a stowaway. Aria's treasure-hunting partner is a little too interested in her booty. Spencer's going overboard trying to land a new boy. And a blast--or rather, a crash--from Hanna's past could mean rough waters ahead for everyone.
The liars better tighten their life jackets. A perfect storm is brewing, and if they aren't careful, A will bury them at sea. . . .

From: Goodreads.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Graphic novel review: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill.

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 Title: Welcome To Lovecraft.

 Author: Joe Hill: website, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads. & Gabriel Rodríguez (Illustrator): Goodreads.

 Series: Locke & Key #1.

 Publisher: IDW Publishing.

 Publication date: March 14th, 2012.

 Source: Bought.

 Format: e-Comic.

 Date read: November 6th, 2013.

 Rating: 5/5 stars! – favorite.

 Get the e-book/book from: Amazon, B&N, The Book Depository or Kobo.

Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key .

Written by Hill and featuring artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all...

From: Goodreads.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Randa’s E-book Haul: n°22: Classics and favorite genres.

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This is an e-book haul where I share books I bought, got from the library, were gifted to me or received for review and any other book related goodies I get in the mail.

This haul is mainly dedicated to e-books only because that’s what I read! But who knows, maybe someday I’ll get a printed book! ;).

It’s just an opportunity to share what books I got throughout the week. The covers (titles) are linked to Goodreads.